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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... vol. 23 no. 2 December 2009 of Antipodes est. 1987 Antipodes
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Memory, Imagination, and Identity in Secret Intelligence : Christopher Koch's The Memory Room, Bruce Bennett , single work criticism
'Sometimes a novel emerges in a culture that touches the nerve of its times even though it is set a generation or so earlier. Dickens's Bleak House is a novel of this kind. The institutions of law remain forever colored by Dickens's satiric observations in this novel. Christopher Koch is not a satirist, but his novel Highways to a War (1995) remains the most memorable of the spate of novels that explored Australia's military involvement in the wars in Vietnam and Cambodia in the 1960s and 70s. Koch's latest novel, The Memory Room (2007), set in China and Australia in the early 1980s, has a similar impact and again recalls events some twenty-five years earlier, with a focus on the profession of secret intelligence.' (p. 109)
(p. 109-113)
Facing Northi"Remote warmth at midday -", Peter Rose , single work poetry (p. 113)
Three Mystical Songsi"To say this has happened before", Thomas Shapcott , single work poetry (p. 114)
The 1970s Gossip Girls : Gossip's Role in the Surveillance and Construction of Female Social Networks in Helen Garner's Monkey Grip, Giselle Bastin , single work criticism
'Gossip in Melbourne author Helen Garner's writing can be viewed as that which is used in attempts to seal friendships, close the spaces and erase the differences that divide 'the self from the space of the other' (Nead 6). This discussion will consider how language constructs gendered living and speaking spaces and how Garner's concentration on forms of daily domestic exchange celebrates that which Whitlock refers to as 'exalted gossip over, among other things, self-centered masculine discourse.' (p. 115)
(p. 115-120)
Cicada Summeri"It is the night, it is the heat", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 121)
21 Bloody Old People, Michael Wilding , extract short story (p. 122-124)
'It Overflows All Maps' : Culture, Nationalism, and Frontier in Patrick White's Voss, Deb Narayan Bandyopadhyay , single work criticism

'Patrick White is a major Australian writer who has again and again tried to interpret the nation's exploration history in terms of its gradually evolving forms of spatiality and frontier. Acclaimed as a 'born writer' and again criticized on grounds of contrived stylistic patterns by A.D. Hope (Marr, Life 307-10), White has still remained a controversial novelist.' (p. 125)

(p. 125-131)
Etiquettei"What the sugar bowl said", Jillian Pattison , single work poetry (p. 131)
Accountingi"When all's said and done, nothing ever is", Paul Mitchell , single work poetry (p. 132)
'Verbal Sludge' : Mud and Malleability in the Novels of Patrick White, James Clements , single work criticism (p. 138)
Tutor-in-Residencei"no", Rodney Williams , single work poetry (p. 139)
Tribe #37 : The Pretty Refractions of Lighti"Tina knows everything about nothing.", Les Wicks , single work poetry (p. 140)
'Everything's Turning to White' : Palimpsestuous Revelations Make in the Journey from Jindabyne to Jindabyne, Erica Hateley , single work criticism
'In this paper I am reading Jindabyne as a significant place and its sustained filmic representation in Ray Lawrence's Jindabyne (2006) in order to consider how we might begin to understand Australianness as a kind of haunted subjectivity but as\lso as one that might be reframed within or by a politics of becoming. Just as Thrift calls up a trope of water on land in his 'reservoir of meanings,' so too does Lawrence's film consider the symbolic meanings and resultse that come of Australian water on/and Australian land.' (p. 141)
(p. 141-146)
Horsei"Sleek as the beast she holds in check and wary,", Peter Steele , single work poetry (p. 155)
End of the Matteri"It wasn't that she didn't love him.", Lorraine McGuigan , single work poetry (p. 156)
Swansi"We look for their coming again, and celebrate", Janine M. Fraser , single work poetry (p. 157)
A Game of Cricket, Elizabeth A. Bernays , single work prose (p. 158-160)
John Shaw Neilson : A Painterley Poet, Helen Hewson , single work biography (p. 161-167)
Luck of Lazza, Richard Lawson , single work short story (p. 168-171)
The Problem of Still Lifei"Is it like water that has passed", Connie Barber , single work poetry (p. 171)

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